They loved one another,
they really did,
but time had slipped away –
now they were together yet apart.
There was always something
and the I love yous –
The house became quieter,
they were like two people,
each living on their own private island,
close enough to reach by hand –
yet they could have been miles apart.
Lost in thought and worry,
each with an aching heart.
So day in and day out,
it had just become routine,
have a great day,
see you later
and life went on.
It was at some point,
when late one night,
she saw his shadow,
Outlined by the window
and moonlight filled the room.
His shoulders were hunched
and she could hear his sighs,
yet, it seemed so difficult –
to just get up and reach out.
They had become like two drifting islands,
heading farther and farther apart.
However that night hearing his pain,
she did get up ,
she did reach out
and it amazed her,
to discover that his pain was –
for what had happened to them.
Day by day being together yet apart
and that he longed to love her still.
Dawn was beginning to chase the night away
and the first sun rays peeped over the horizon.
These islands had finally drifted together
and slept sated and wrapped about each other –
oblivious to the new day.